Gradual Climate Shifts Could Have Sudden Impacts

Gradual Climate Shifts Could Have Sudden Impacts says the US National Research Council, reports Brian Kahn at Climate Central.  Abrupt shifts in the climate have already begun, with more possible by the end of this century notes the new report. At the same time, even gradual changes to the climate could lead to more unforeseen, sudden impacts.  Like even more catastrophic storms and tornadoes?


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Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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2 Responses to Gradual Climate Shifts Could Have Sudden Impacts

  1. It was truly weird, watching the news the other day, when one of the weathermen of a major news network stated that “There aren’t any forecasts of normal weather any longer; it’s all weather in the extremes.” What got us, while watching him, was that he actually looked spooked while reporting this! It’s got to be a wake-up call when the weathermen are spooked!

    • melharte says:

      Yes, and that is one of the main predictions of continued climate change — more extreme weather, more often…


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